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Gettysburg 150th Commemorative Event

SCHEDULE HIGHLIGHTS:

June 21, 2013

These are some of the highlights for the Gettysburg 150th Commemorative Event. For a complete schedule, go to www.gettysburgfoundation.org.

Saturday, June 29

9:30, 11 a.m., 4 p.m. —Battle Overview, Ford Education Center, Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center, 35 Carlisle St., Gettysburg

9:30 a.m. — author Garry Adelman talk and booksigning, museum and visitor center tent

10 a.m. — First Day, Why Gettysburg? And how did the fighting on July 1 shape the rest of the battle, auto stop No. 2 on the battlefield

1 to 3:30 p.m — Hands-on History Cart, learn about people who lived it, various locations throughout the Visitor Center 

2:30 p.m. — author James McPherson talk and booksigning, museum and visitor center

4:30 p.m. — author Jeff Shaara talk and booksigning, museum and visitor center 

Sunday, June 30

9:30 a.m. — author Kent Masterson Brown talk and booksigning, museum and visitors center tent

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10:30 a.m. —  Visit to the Past living history program, National Cemetery, Taneytown Road entrance

11:30 a.m., 12:30, 2:30 p.m. — Visit to the Past living history program, National Cemetery, Taneytown Road entrance

12:30 p.m. — author Harold Holzer talk and booksigning, museum and visitors center tent

1:30 p.m. — author Margaret Creighton talk and booksigning, museum and visitor center tent

2 p.m. — Civil War Solider, Ranger Program Site No. 1, behind the Visitor Center

4:30 p.m. — author Tom Desjardin talk and booksigning, museum and visitors center tent

Monday, July 1

9, 10, 11 a.m., 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 p.m — McPherson’s Ridge, scene of the opening of the July 1 battle, auto tour stop No. 1

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Union Signal Corps interactive demonstrations, Meade’s Headquarters and Little Round Top near the Warren statue

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Family Activities Tent, front lawn of the museum and visitor center

11 a.m., noon, 2, 3, 4, 5 p.m. — Cemetery Hill, Baltimore Street Entrance to the Soldiers’ National Cemetery

7:30 to 8:15 p.m. — Voices of the Battle — The First Day living history, stage north of Meade’s Headquarters

Tuesday, July 2

6:30 to 8:30 a.m. — In the Footsteps of Capt. Johnston Battlefield Experience program, Observation Tower on West Confederate Avenue to Soldiers and Sailors Monument, South Confederate Avenue

10 a.m. and 2 p.m. — Union Camp artillery demonstrations, Pennsylvania Memorial auto tour stop No. 12

10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. —Confederate Camp infantry demonstrations, Pitzer Woods, auto tour stop No. 6

11 a.m. and 3 p.m. — Union Camp infantry demonstrations, Pennsylvania Memorial auto tour stop No. 12

11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. —Confederate camp artillery demonstrations, Pitzer Woods, auto tour stop No. 6

7:30 to 8:15 p.m. — The Second Voices of Battle living history, stage north of Meade’s Headquarters

Wednesday, July 3

6 to 7 a.m. — Lee and Longstreet on July 3 Battlefield Experience Program, auto tour stop No. 10

8, 9, 10, 11 a.m. — Spangler’s Spring Key Moment program, auto tour stop No. 13

10 a.m. — Union Camp artillery demonstrations, Pennsylvania Memorial auto tour stop No. 12

10:30 a.m. — Confederate Camp infantry demonstrations, Pitzer Woods, auto tour stop No. 6

11 a.m. — Union Camp infantry demonstrations, Pennsylvania Memorial auto tour stop No. 12

11:30 a.m.  — Confederate camp artillery demonstrations, Pitzer Woods, auto tour stop No. 6

10 a.m. to 5 p.m — Family Activities Tent, front lawn of the museum and visitor center

7:30 to 8:15 p.m. — The Third Day Voices of the Battle living history program, stage north of Meade’s Headquarters

Thursday, July 4

7 to 9 a.m. — “Gettysburg Aftermath in 4-D — The Rose Farm” Battlefield Experience Program, Rose Hill, along Brooke Avenue, opposite 53rd Pennsylvania Monument  to Rose Hill

9, 10, 11 a.m., 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 p.m. — Meade’s Headquarters: The Prisoners, Meade’s headquarters

7:30 to 8:15 p.m. — The Aftermath of Battle Voices of Battle living history program, stage north of Meade’s Headquarters

Friday, July 5

10:30 a.m. — author Ted Alexander talk and booksigning, museum and visitor center 

10:30 a.m., 4 p.m. — Third Day, National Park Service Ranger Program, park in the National Cemetery South parking lot

10:30 a.m. 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. —  Visit to the Past living historians, National Cemetery

1:30 p.m. — author Jennifer Murray talk and booksigning, museum and visitor center

3:30 p.m. — author Jake Boritt talk and booksigning, museum and visitor center

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